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Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Same 9 Point Buck Was Back...

Yesterday I posted about this beautiful deer and some of his behavior.  This morning I was delighted to see him in the same field and spent a bit of time photographing him...


The rut is beginning to really heat up and does and bucks were very evident.  Luckily for me, this one has claimed a field that I can access as part of his territory...



He was not he only buck checking out the field, but this small four point was no real competition for him so he tolerated the  intrusion...



And even followed him into the woods for a little male bonding...


To be sure the smaller buck knew he was boss the nine point rubbed a tree to get the point across...



I have observed, but never photographed, this behavior in the past...


Just to be sure the other deer knew he was here he created a licking branch...



He then moved into the shade and made another...


This adult doe decided to leave before his passion got out of hand...


Although he tried to sniff her out through woods and thickets she had disappeared...







Finally he had to give up on the older doe...


And focus his attention on this young fawn...


She was still out running him when I left.  Thanks for visiting.














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